Dr Faustus criticism

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"this excellent Faustus is damned by accident or predestination" (Santayana)

"the terror of the conclusion is therefore heightened; we see an essentially good man... driven against his will to despair and damnation" (Santayana)

""neither morality play nor unambivalent celebration of Renaissance humanism... dramatises the conflict between two irreconcilable systems of values" (Mebane

"Promethean self-assertion could degenerate into debasing forms of self-aggrandisement" (Mebane)

"struggle between the two sides of Doctor Faustus…


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